agriculture

Landwehr dairy cow barn

Roughly one in ten of the country’s 100 largest Ag co-ops operate out of Minnesota, including the two largest: CHS and Land O’Lakes.  Read More
Looking to get more precise about precision agriculture? On Jan. 19-20, the 4th Precision Agriculture Action Summit in Jamestown, North Dakota, focuses on not only the technological aspects of precision agriculture, but also on the methodology behind it. Session topics include production ag robots, crop data management, and managing imagery from unmanned aircraft systems. Read More
Tom Wolcyn found his calling at the tender age of 14 when his father purchased a tree farm in Isanti County in 1967. Norway pines populated the land, planted primarily for conservation purposes because they reduced erosion. Wolcyn’s father, who has a Ph.D. Read More


Do the issues surrounding nutrient regulation, genetically modified organisms, or the Food Safety Modernization Act occupy your thoughts? Read More
Wondering where to buy local produce? The 2013-2014 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available and includes 970 farmers markets, berry farms, garden centers, orchards, CSA farms, Christmas tree farms, and more. Read More
Businesses and nonprofits throughout the United States, including many in Minnesota, are in the running to receive thousands of dollars through the Seeds of Change Grant Program. Read More
Harvest to End Hunger is asking Minnesota farmers to “Invest an Acre” to help fight hunger in their communities. Read More

Harvested camelina seed

Growing up in rural Minnesota, agriculture was the last thing Kathleen Batalden Smith wanted to do when she grew up. In the late 1990s, she saw her father Phil Batalden’s struggle for survival as a small-scale farmer, competing against big farms. Read More
Tinkering around with sustainable agriculture? You might be eligible for a grant of up to $25,000 from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) — if you apply by Jan. 29. Read More